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PARCELS POST INSTRUCTIONS.
The parcels po9t law provides that
hereafter fourth class mail matter
shall embrace all other matter includ
ing farm and factory products not
now embraced by law in the first,
second or third class not exceeding
eleven pounds in weight, or greater
in size than 72 inches in length and
girth combined, nor in form or kind
likely to injure the person or any
postal employee or damage the mail
equipment or other mail matter and
not of a character perishable within
a period reasonably required for
transportation and delivery. To get
a clear idea of what will be admiss
able to the mails as parcels post mat
ter, we must know what is excluded
as first, second and third class_ mat
First class matter includes written
matter, namely: Letters, postal
cards, private mailing cards and all
matter wholly or partially in writing,
whether sealed or unsealed. Also all
matter sealed or otherwise closed
Second class matter includes news
papers and periodicals bearing notice
of entry as second class matter.
Third class matter embraces books,
circulars, newspapers and periodicals
not admitted to the second class,
miscellaneous printed matter_bn paper
not having the nature of a personal
correspondence, proof sheets, correct
ed proof sheets and manuscript copy
accompanying the same, and matter
in point print or raised characters
used by the blind.
We now know what can not be
mailed as parcels post; namely, any
article that is included in the first,
second or third class.
Parcels post will include what is
known as fourth class matter now,
which includes merchandise and all
other matter not included in the first,
second or third class, and farm and
factory products. Now we have a
clear understanding of matter mail
able under tne parcels post regula
tions. No packages will be received
for mailing that is greater in k size
than 72 inches in length and girth
combined; in other words, any parcel
not more than one foot wide, one
foot deep and two feet long, or a fork
handle not more than six inches
around and five or six feet in length
will be permissable in the mails, pro
viding it does not exceed eleven
pounds in weight, and providing
further that it does not contain any
thiug that is likely to injure the per
son of any employee or damage the
mail equipment or other mail matter
and not of a character perishable
witbin a reasonable period required
for transportation and delivery.
There is one exception worth not
ing in reference "to weight of the
smaller parcels, and that is parcels
weighing four ounces or less are mail
able at the rate of one cent for each
ounce or fraction of an ounce, regard
less of distance.
Parcels weighing more than four
ounces are mailable at the parcels post
rate. All parcels must be well wrapped
and securely tied or otherwise well
protected, and must bear distinctive
parcels post stamps, and such matter
that bears ordinary stamps will be
treated as held for postage.
,7 All parcels must be mailed at, the
post office (or station.)
If you should mail a package of
proper size and weight, with tho
Our 2Oth Anniversary
Is the 2Oth Anniversary
of the Automobile
1913 is the 20th anniversary of the American-made automobile.
The first successful gasoline car was built here in Kokomo by the
Apperson Brothers—Elmer and Edgar. The original car is now
in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington — a priceless relic.
The Car With the Powerful Engine
Fathers of the AutomobUe Mechanically Perfect L^jEuSS. £2 anS
The Apperson Brothers built the After 10 Years car , «
first regular automobile factory in the In 1898 the Apperson Brothers'car _ , c g-% . . —
United States. was much improved. Edgar Apper- Write for Complete 3tory
In every branch of the business ° n, d™™ fr, om Kokomo. to . New It takes a book to tell all the A*'
. . ti_ .i York, 900 miles —a sensational per- person advantages.
they were pioneers. They are the formance . Three years later he was "Jack Rabbit," ate entirely built in the A«- PP
recognized fathers of automobilmg. hfi f ■ Joo miles with • son factory. -
as the Wright Brothers are of flying. ™ a 8 ! O p £ t * years the "Jack AgPJ" %£%? " personally super™
; .... « . ... «w. . Rabbit" has been a trouble-free car. The "Jack Rabbit" ha» a famous engine and a
Making Automobile History In value it is as standard as gold *££*&„„)„„«****}»*.
—. , , r it Season models ate no lonaer recognized by us.
The months and years following Your 20th Anniversary "Jack Rabbit" will be
the first car were busy ones for the Guaranteed 20 Years in style and good as new five and ten years hence.
A r> i Tl i i _ . i *t_ ■ *• I Jack Rabbits are as beautiful as they ate dur-
Apperson Brothers. I hey worked Seventeen thousand enthusiastical- Comfortable and luxurious in equipment.
night and day to make their car reli- ly satisfied users will celebrate the Upkeep solow that people with incomes of $800
able and perfect. In 1895 they won 20th anniversary with us. The aver- a year are not burdened, _
the international prize for the most age age of their cars is 8 years Some f^S^S^Si^^J^
efficient gasoline engine for motor cars, still in use, are I/, lo and^even get in the Apperson.
cars—the first time an American had 19 years old. No "Jack Rabbit" has W|^ ot fu particular* regarding the "Jack
thus been honored. ever worn out. It is guaranteed by Rabbit."
Electric Self-Starter and Electric Lighting Furnished if Desired
Apperson Bros. Automobile Co.
303 Main St., Kokomo, Indiana, U.S.A.
proper amount of parcels post stamps
thereon, but fail to place your return
card on the parcel, it will not be
accepted for mailing. By return
card is meant writing your name and
address in the upper left hand corner
on the address side of the parcel.
If you wish to mail a parcel of the
proper size and weight, with parcel
post stamps affixed and with your
pefturn card thereon, you must bring
it to the post office. In other words,
you must not mail it in a street mail
box. The postmaster general will
undoubtedly provide large boxes with
large openings especially for this
class of mail in the near future.
The getting ready of the advent of
the parcels post has beeu and is a
tremendous task, almost beyond con
ception. Each office will have to be
provided with distinctive zone maps.
It will be observed that the rates
are largely reduced and that tho limit
of weight is increased from four to
11 pounds. Parcels will be delivered
at all free delivery offices and to
patrons residing on rural and star
routes. They may be registered and
may have special delivery service on
the payment of the usual fees, and
they may be insured against loss in
an amount equivalent to their actual
value, but not to exceed 825, upon
payment of a fee of five cents. Dis
tinctive stamps must be used on ail
parcels as stated above, but they may
be mailed in quantities of not less
than 2,000 identical pieces without
stamps affixed, the postage being paid
in money. There will probably will
beaC. O. D. feature placed in opera
The zone system is the best plan
that could have been arranged. You
' will notice a ten pound package for
! local delivery costs only 14 cent 9,
I while from New York to this state
jit costs 81.20 for the same package.
The long haul is equal to 12 cents
per pound, or 612 per 100. The freight
that the merchants pay on the same
class of merchandise for the same dis
! tance would be around 83.00 per 100
! pounds. This gives the local mer
chant an advantage of 89.00 per 100
pounds over the eastern mail order
house. No doubt there will be changes
and improvements in the parcels, post
system as it is tried out. The one
plan, which grades the cost by the
I distance, is as follows:
First Each add.
Rural route and city ... .80.05 $0.01
' 50 mile zone 05 .03
1150 mile zone 06 .04
300 mile zone 07 .05
. GOO mile zone 08 .06
11000 mile zone 09 . .07
i 1400 mile zone 10 .09
11800 mile zone 11 .10
' Over 1800 miles 12 .12
Why Not Have Best Light?
Steel Mantle Burners. OilorleMH. Smokeless.
Give 8 tinu-Btho light of ordinary kind. C.unr
unteed. Buy from your dealer or send 260t0
us. Good A««'iilH Wanted Everywhere.
THE Mill. MANTIS LI(illT(()
32(5 Huroa btroet 'lolodo, Ohio.
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